Thursday, December 20, 2007

Seriously Pissed Off 
I've had it with the DC Democratic "Leadership." They can go "F" themselves.

When the Democratic Congressional and/or Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraisers call these days, I hang up on them. I refuse to give blanket approval any longer to Democrats simply because they belong to my party. They no longer seem to represent me - nor, if polls are any indication, do they represent the views of most Democrats - on the most pressing issues of the day. I'll give money to my own choices - those whose positions are more congruent with mine.

Once again they've given President Bush a no-strings appropriation for Iraq(link), while Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid(D. NV) and House Appropriations chair David Obey (D. WI-7) cry crocodile tears over how the Democrat-controlled Congress has tried everything "known to man" to stop the war and come up short.

Well, they haven't really tried much of anything. It's long past time for them to stop giving in every time Bush threatens a veto or the GOP caucus whispers "filibuster. Just let them do it. Then send the same bill back again and again, until the administration's pet programs are either totally out of money or Congressional Republicans are so embarrassed by the deadlock that they go along on an override. The D's in Congress seem to have no more commitment to their professed ideals than Arlen Spector does - always saying he won't give in on but always voting Bush's way in the end.

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have both demonstrated an unwillingness, or an inability, to lead. It's time for Reid to step aside - maybe for a Russ Feingold, Pat Leahy, or Chris Dodd. And Pelosi is worse even than Reid, with her "impeachment is off the table" preemptive capitulation.

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